The Lotus Type 107C marks the competitive beginnings of the Lotus Mugen-Honda technical relationship.

The 107C is built around a new dedicated monocoque, re-designed to accomodate the ZA5C Mugen-Honda V10 engine, refuelling connectors (to comply with the 1994 technical regulations) and modified suspension pick ups for passive suspension - coil springs, dampers and anti-roll bars.

The 107C also incorporates a new semi-automatic gearbox, and new electronics and cooling systems.

Technical description:

Overall length - 431 cm
Overall width - 200 cm
Height - 1 metre
Weight - 505 kg
Wheelbase - 295 cm
Track (front) - 165 cm
Track (rear) - 160 cm
Mugen-Honda ZA5C
Engine management
Mugen-Honda with Real-Time telemetry
AP 5.5 inch triple-plate carbon fibre, hydraulically operated
Six speed Team Lotus (driver initiated) semi-automatic transverse transmission
Wheel bearings
Front and rear - double row roll bearings
Front and rear - AP calipers, AP/Hitco and Carbone Industrie discs and pads
OZ - magnesium 13 inch diameter
Front 11.0 inch width
Rear 13.7 inch width
Goodyear Eagle radials
Front fabricated steel uprights and wishbones plus inboard spring damper operated by carbon fibre push rods. Rear fabricated steel uprights and wishbones plus inboard spring damper operated by pushrods
Carbon fibre skinned aluminum honeycomb sandwich
Fuel cell
Central single rubberised fabric cell to Team Lotus design, with 1994 regulation refuelling hatches
Carbon fibre one piece engine cover, sidepods, underbody/rear diffuser, nosebox to meet FISA requirements with energy absorbing carbon composite structure
Carbon fibre with adjustable flaps, front and rear
Cooling air/oil
Water radiators mounted either side of the monocoque and heat exchanger
The oil tank is incorporated within the gearbox casing
Life support
The car is fitted with regulation extinguishers for the cockpit and engine bays
Cranfield gearbox controller and data acquisition system with chassis wiring by Raychem to Team Lotus design

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